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Sharing inventory
By Beluga
5/18/2013 9:32:34 PM
Jacob 2:28 — For I, the Lord God, delight in the chastity of women. And whoredoms are an abomination before me; thus saith the Lord of Hosts.
As part of a 12 step program,step 4 requires us to write a personal inventory of our life; struggles and strengths. I have written 40 pages of embarrassing material and I am cringing at the thought of sharing this crap with my Bishop as well as another trusted person,as step 5 requires! Anyone have any experience with this? Did it help? Hurt?

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Therapist    
"I shared mine with a therapist as my trusted person. It helped so much I can't even begin to express it. There was crap in there that I physically gagged on when I tried to say it outloud. and want to know something? Much of that same junk I don't even think about now. It is off my radar. I remember it of course. But sharing it took away all it's potency."
posted at 22:51:23 on May 18, 2013 by maddy
sharing inventory    
"Made an appointment today with the Bishop to begin this process. 2 weeks from today. I'm praying for courage to go through with it. Thanks Maddy for your experience. I'm going on faith that this will purge a lot of negative force in my life. I need to be the husband and father that my family needs."
posted at 16:32:28 on May 19, 2013 by beluga
Sponsor    
"Hey beluga, I shared mine with my sponsor (support person) that was helping me through the steps at the time. it was embarrassing and difficult at times, but at the end it was great to have someone know absolutely everything about me and still accept me for who I was. It was also REALLY helpful to find the roots of my addiction and to bring out my character weaknesses that then need to be approached in steps 6 and 7.

All in all, yeah, it's quite embarrassing, but totally worth it. Keep strong and fight through these things and remember - we are always our own worst critics. Good luck!"
posted at 11:41:25 on May 21, 2013 by recovery.gdo


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